By Catherine Pillas – December 24, 2017 THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sees the economic contribution of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) segment to steadily grow to at least half of the country’s national output if continued efforts are pursued. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez told reporters, at the launch of Voyager Innovation’s coworking […]

By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel | Philippine Daily Inquirer / 03:37 PM December 19, 2017 The government plans to allot P50 billion in the remaining years of the Duterte administration to develop micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), according to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez on the sidelines of a business launch on Tuesday. The accumulative budget […]

By Catherine Pillas – December 18, 2017 The reported negative buzz created by President Duterte’s bloody war against illegal drugs in the international community apparently failed to drive investors away from the Philippines, as investment pledges approved by the Board of Investments (BOI) reached P616.7 billion this year, the agency’s best performance in its 50-year existence. […]

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 10:05 PM December 12, 2017 The Board of Investments (BOI) partnered with another bureau under the Department of Finance to help BOI-registered firms in seeking tax exemptions after receiving reports of “difficulties” in getting the incentives. In a statement on Tuesday, the BOI teamed up with the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) […]

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 5, 2017 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The resurgent Philippine manufacturing sector, which continued to lead growth in Southeast Asia, could generate as much as 150,000 new jobs annually, an official from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said. USAID deputy mission director Clay Epperson said manufacturing […]